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Thread: A couple of new vintages - Doxa and Moeris.

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    A couple of new vintages - Doxa and Moeris.

    As there is a dearth of vintage stuff on here nowadays, unlike in the past I thought I would post pics of two I bought yesterday.

    I got them through a dealer pal of mine from a large lot offered.

    First off a Doxa.

    Very unusual as it dates to 1949 but is very large for the time at 38mm which makes it eminently wearable today, in fact I have it on now.

    A few stress fractures in what looks like the original crystal and the dial has aged beautifully.




    The other one was a WWII issued Moeris ATP.

    I've never really been interested in mil watches although I have owned a lot but this Moeris looked so nice with perfect blued hands and niceley aged lume.

    The old strap looks like it may be original as well.

    I'll never wear it but nice to go into the collection.



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    Both really nice. I have mainly vintage and I prefer the discussion about them to be honest, and nice pics of course.

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    Much prefer a topic around vintage watches, the different movements and finishing even on the lower end stuff like Certina and Cyma makes the whole thing more interesting.

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    Both are very nice. I also prefer vintage watches, my newer more modern stuff just does not get worn anymore.
    The ATP is in nice condition. I think that is the original strap. As a word of warning these Morris ATP are still highly radioactive (more so than other ATP). So if kept in a box make sure you vent it regularly.

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    The Moeris ATP is a gem and while I'm not usually given to envy I'm having a few twinges! Thanks for posting.

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    Very nice examples!
    We need a dedicated thread for vintage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Both are very nice. I also prefer vintage watches, my newer more modern stuff just does not get worn anymore.
    The ATP is in nice condition. I think that is the original strap. As a word of warning these Morris ATP are still highly radioactive (more so than other ATP). So if kept in a box make sure you vent it regularly.
    Thanks for that, will do.
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    Thanks to those that showed interest.

    When I first came on here (17 years ago!) the main subjects were vintage and Eddie sold some really nice older models himself through the site.

    Personally I find vintage buffs are usually more knowledgeable about movements, history etc which make the discussions more interesting than, "I put my name on the list" or "I got the call".
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    It's great to see you sharing your treasure trove and I hope it stimulates that kind of discussion.

    The Doxa is of particular interest to me as my late father had a very similar one, which I regretfully sold in the very early days of eBay (nineties).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    Stylish GP there.

    I've posted it so all can see easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    It's great to see you sharing your treasure trove and I hope it stimulates that kind of discussion.

    The Doxa is of particular interest to me as my late father had a very similar one, which I regretfully sold in the very early days of eBay (nineties).
    Glad you enjoyed seeing the Doxa Glenn.

    That's the thing with vintage watches, they really are brilliant at evoking thoughts of the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Stylish GP there.

    I've posted it so all can see easily.

    Thank you, for some reason itís a pita with imgur on my phone. Always wanted a vintage GP!
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    Both of those are delightful, Neil. I think the brassing on the Moeris case is quite typical but the dial and hands are in superb condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Thats superb

    Is it a 33mm case?


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    indeed so, new rubbish pic between two of it's vintage pals for size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Both of those are delightful, Neil. I think the brassing on the Moeris case is quite typical but the dial and hands are in superb condition.
    Thanks.

    I'm not a mil buff at all but have owned quite a few and I liked the quality of the hands/dial too.

    So many are horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    indeed so, new rubbish pic between two of it's vintage pals for size.


    That Kingston observatory watch looks nice!

    Steel or plated case?
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    Lovely, Neil, and that Doxa looks very wearable indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Lovely, Neil, and that Doxa looks very wearable indeed
    Cheers Tone!

    The Doxa is a decent size for contemporary wear 'tis true.
    Cheers,
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    The dial on the GP is beautiful:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    As there is a dearth of vintage stuff on here nowadays, unlike in the past I thought I would post pics of two I bought yesterday.

    I got them through a dealer pal of mine from a large lot offered.

    First off a Doxa.

    Very unusual as it dates to 1949 but is very large for the time at 38mm which makes it eminently wearable today, in fact I have it on now.

    A few stress fractures in what looks like the original crystal and the dial has aged beautifully.




    The other one was a WWII issued Moeris ATP.

    I've never really been interested in mil watches although I have owned a lot but this Moeris looked so nice with perfect blued hands and niceley aged lume.

    The old strap looks like it may be original as well.

    I'll never wear it but nice to go into the collection.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    That Kingston observatory watch looks nice!

    Steel or plated case?
    Iirc itís plated, Iíll post some better pics weds when I can access it.
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    new pics of the Kingston Observatory. it is all steel not plated.




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    ^^^
    That is really handsome.

    I love the deco numerals, the chapter, the hands and the sub seconds.

    Such a good looking and unusual watch.

    Do you know any history? Why the observatory Hull?

    Any idea of its age?

    I would guess 1950's.
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    I agree - it's a fabulous thing and having the local connection makes it even more so.
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    new pics of the Kingston Observatory. it is all steel not plated.





    Actually 'FOND ACIER INOXYDABLE' refers to the case back only.
    A lovely watch in very good if not excellent condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    ^^^
    That is really handsome.

    I love the deco numerals, the chapter, the hands and the sub seconds.

    Such a good looking and unusual watch.

    Do you know any history? Why the observatory Hull?

    Any idea of its age?

    I would guess 1950's.
    I gather it was commissioned by these chaps: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mpcbc
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    I gather it was commissioned by these chaps: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mpcbc
    Ah right, thanks.

    Having a google it seems that the Kingston observatory was a shop that specialised in maritime instruments.

    Cheers,
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    They are still going strong http://bcookeandson.co.uk/about/history

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Ah right, thanks.

    Having a google it seems that the Kingston observatory was a shop that specialised in maritime instruments.

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    Lovely watches all in this thread, I too far prefer threads about vintage watches, seeing the same watches discussed over and over does become a bit dull. Variety is the spice of life.

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